Atari has revealed its new console, the Ataribox. In a press release received by Kotaku, the system will be “delivering classic gaming content, [and] also be delivering current gaming content.”
Two designs are available; one with red/black accents, and another with classic wood-panelling – like Atari’s earliest systems. The console will also feature HDMI, 4x USB ports, and an SD card slot. No further technical specs have been announced. It’s unlikely that the system will be ready for release in 2017.
In a French note to investors (picked up on by Eurogamer), it’s likely that the Ataribox will be crowdfunded to help it reach the market. This was a detail left out of today’s press release.
“To limit risk taking, this product will initially be launched within the framework of a crowdfunding campaign,” the note reads.
We’ll keep you updated on the veracity of this detail.
The Ataribox represents the company’s first new console in over 20 years. Their last system was 1993’s Jaguar. It was deemed a commercial failure, due to the release of the more-popular PlayStation in 1995, and a lofty price tag.